For Real Warmth.
We are outerwear experts specializing in cold storage workwear that protects you from the cold. We make sure that everyone who works in cold temperatures can keep going, day after day. Our years of experience in this business have taught us that jobs in refrigeration and logistics can work you to the bone.
With that in mind, our products always provide the right warmth for the job. Our freezer wear and cooler wear is lightweight, flexible and comfortable. They come with all the details that make a big difference on the job. This makes them ideal for working effectively and efficiently under the toughest conditions.
We know the tough conditions you’re working in. And our freezer and cooler wear should support you: better, easier, faster, well designed and safe. You fight the cold every day? You’re trying to get your business ahead every day? We always do our best to ensure that you are able to work better than before. Order today, Warm tomorrow.
In 1992 Fortdress opens it first shop in Germany. With just a few employees but a passion for quality clothing the company begins servicing food mfg. in Siegen Germany.
In 2005 Fortdress updates in premises and its logo as additional family members join the business and it continues to grow.
A Step Up
In 2010 Fortdress more than doubles the size of its warehouse and launches the now iconic red circle F logo. By 2010 fortdress is beginning to establish itself as the leader in quality cold storage protective clothing in Europe.
New World Headquarters
In 2014 Fortdress moves into its new world Headquarters in Siegen. Now the largest freezer gear mfg. in Europe Fortdress continues to innovate and grow.
Welcome to North America
In 2016 Fortdress opens its first warehouse in the United States. As global customers all over the world begin requesting Fortdress products we respond by opening a warehouse in the US to better serve our North American customers.
In 2018 Fortdress outgrows its premises again and moves to a larger warehouse and office in Siegen Germany. The most innovative supplier of freezer gear again ensures that it an continue to serve the needs of its customers.
North America Grows Again
In 2019 Fortdress relocates its North American headquarters to Knoxville, TN and quadruples its office and warehouse space to accommodate its rapid growth. In 2019 the company also changes it legal name to Fortdress America LLC.
In 2021 Fortdress rebrands its North American division to Avaska as it becomes the innovation leader in the United States for cold storage gear. Still part of the Fortdress global family Avaska focuses on providing regionally designed clothing and local service as additional team members join offices in TN, IL and MD. Avaska also expanded. Learn more.
Refrigiwear Acquires Avaska
In 2024 RefrigiWear, the largest supplier of insulated work apparel for the cold chain, announced today its acquisition of Avaska. Avaska built a solid reputation for offering premium quality products with a more modern, European style. The company’s portfolio now includes three insulated workwear brands – RefrigiWear, Avaska and Samco Freezerwear – more than doubling the company’s selection of products to keep workers warm, safe and productive. Learn more.
We are at your
Our market is global and our products are distributed worldwide. With a worldwide network, we ensure that our products around the globe have a unique and immediately recognizable quality.
At Your Service
Our team continues to grow to ensure we can continue to provide our cold storage customers the care and service they deserve. We live our values of putting our team first, caring for our customers and suppliers, and doing what we say we will. Contact our customer service at any time and experience the ease of working with Avaska. When you need gear that keeps your team warm and comfortable you can count on our team at Avaska to get you what you need when you need it.
This suit has changed my job as a Freezer Selector, dramatically. Its combination of lightweight, but very warm and durable build is unmatched. The warmth allows me to wear very little underneath – which in turn makes for a very comfortable workday. This is a must have for any Freezer Selector. I would without a doubt, spend my own money on this!
Lamar H. (Price Chopper/Market32)
Soft, flexible and warm. The excellent quality has cut down our glove usage significantly.
Eric H. (Zero Mountain inc. USA)
It is always encouraging to know that whatever size I need it will always be the same price.
Don R. (United States Cold Storage USA)
Our cold store team now needs less “warm-up” breaks, which also leads to a huge increase in productivity.
Trevor H. (Gordon Food Service USA)
It is my sincere pleasure to share my experiences and my thoughts to the personnel at Avaska, whether it be my most recent or the past two plus years that I have been in my current position. The products and services that your Team offers is second to none. I can also count on prompt delivery, in most cases the products are in my hands the very next day…
Jeffrey B. (McLane Foodservice)
I am very pleased with the footwear I purchased. I work at a Walmart Distribution Center in -20°. I spent over $600 in footwear in 3months and nothing worked for my feet for a few different reasons. Your boots provide so much shock absorbense and allow me to work comfortably without limping…